lyby decided to do some eavesdropping to document the mayhem that went on before p-sets were due the next day at noon.
This weekend, Harvard affiliates presented inventive solutions meant to make the world safer and confront public safety issues during the first annual Public Safety Innovation Hackathon at the Harvard Innovation Lab this past weekend.
Although “hack” was not intended to have a negative connotation, it has often referred to those who used technology for malicious purposes; specifically, by gaining unauthorized access to certain computers and online information. However this wasn’t always the case, or the original intention of the word.
If you’re a sophomore, you’re probably freaking out about having to declare your concentration by mid-November (and by even earlier for some programs). To help you avoid picking the wrong one, Flyby compiled a cheat sheet detailing some possible areas of study.
The next day was a full day of "hacking" during which teams publicly pitched their solutions to some of the challenges discussed at the panels.
The FAS Dean’s proponents describe him as a consensus-building visionary, and his detractors see him as a functionary in an increasingly corporate administration. But seven years into his tenure, many members of the community he leads still don’t have a clear grasp on what drives Mike Smith.
Ec 10a was Harvard's highest-enrolled course this semester, narrowly beating out the rising CS50.
In fall 2009, computer science lecturer David J. Malan welcomed 337 aspiring coders to his introductory computer science course CS50. Four years later, the course’s enrollment has more than doubled, closing in on—but just failing to surpass—the introductory economics course Ec 10a as Harvard’s most popular class.
So the course of your dreams—convenient time slot, knocks out a Gen Ed, cross-counts for concentration credit—has been lotteried, and the professor writes to you: "Looking forward to a great semester of this class—except without you in it." No need to panic just yet, though. On this Study Card Day Eve, Flyby's got you covered.
A computer science concentrator and iLab regular, Zachary Hamed ’14 was selected as one of 22 2013 Thiel Fellows. The fellowship awards $100,000 to 22 young people from the ages of 17-20 to continue entrepreneurship projects related to science and technology.
Eric E. Schmidt, the Google Executive Chairman, gave a talk at the Kennedy School how the new digital age will affect human interactions in the future.
Students gather in small group settings to solve problems during class. CS 20 uses a flipped classroom technique to cover and review material taught in lecture.
Most students who have taken a Harvard mathematics course have at some point used the WolframAlpha search engine or the Mathematica computation software to help solve a tough question on a problem set. On Thursday evening, several dozen of these undergraduates gathered in Science Center Hall D to see the man behind the machine—Stephen Wolfram.